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Derek Jeter back on the disabled list. His season is “effectively over”

Sep 11, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

And with this move, Derek Jeter‘s nightmare season effectively ends:

Jeter last played on September 7, so if he was DL’d retroactively, he could theoretically make the last few games of the season (the Yankees have 17 games left). But that’s only if everything worked out perfectly for him. And nothing this year has worked out perfectly for him. And the Yankees seem to know this:


He’ll end his season having played in 17 games with a .190 average and a lone homer and lone double his only real production.

Jeter has a player option for 2014. It’s quite possible that he exercises it this winter and, much in the way Marinao Rivera came back for a final year, Jeter ends his career in action and healthy.  But you have to wonder, given how hard it has been for him to come back from last year’s broken ankle, whether he is physically able to do so. And whether, because of that, he doesn’t contemplate retirement.

  1. zstark94 - Sep 11, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Reblogged this on STARK'S Broadway Reviews and commented:
    He’s Old

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  3. Old Gator - Sep 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    It’s not as if he hasn’t already had a HOF career (whatever that’s worth anymore). I wouldn’t blame him for feeling that he doesn’t want to go out this way, but you have to wonder what he’d feel like if he finds himself slogging along as a .250-is hitter with little or no pop left and a pitiful lack of range afield next season. The guy has always played with a lot of pride. That would be a rougher way to go out than this would be.

    • tfbuckfutter - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      He’s always seemed comfortable with his pitiful lack of range in the past.

      It’s interesting to think that, in the future when people look back at his career just by looking at his stat sheet they will think he got off to a terrible start this season and then got injured.

      Or if this turns out to be the last we see of him, they will assume he came back at the beginning of the season and was just flat done.

    • bigharold - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      You’ve a point but he didn’t get to where he is not believing in himself. That self confidence can work against you and for you. So far it’s worked for Jeter.

      They said he was done after 2008 and 2010 and he bounced back both times. It was pointed out that one of the reasons he wasn’t hitting well wasn’t that he wasn’t in condition so much as that he wasn’t able to do his off season conditioning that is the foundation for his baseball condition. If that’s true than he should bounce back again next year. Assuming there are no further injuries. And, frankly after the up and down season he’s had so far that is a pretty big “if”.
      As you point out Jeter has played with pride. In addition he is conscious not only of his public persona but his place in Yankee history so I don’t see putting either at risk. He is the Joe DiMaggio for this generation of Yankee fans. And, like DiMaggio before him, and Rivera now, he will hold himself to a very high standard. I don’t see him continuing at it unless he’s convinced he can play well. But, if he thinks he can come back I would not be surprised at all if he had a nice bounce back year in 2014.

      Scary thing for Yankee fans is this could well be the last games for Rivera, Jeter and Pettitte.

  4. Stephen Jay - Sep 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    .312 career average, .828 OPS, 256 HR, 1261 RBI, 13 All-star appearances, 1 Rookie of Year, 1 2nd place MVP finish, 2 3rd place MVP finishes, 5 silver sluggers, 5 gold gloves. Hoping this isn’t the end, but if so, some pretty awesome career numbers.

    • baccards - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      1 Rookie of the Year…. really, just one?

      • dan1111 - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

        Yeah, but he got 110% of the vote and also won Veteran Clubhouse Presence of the Year in the same season.

      • senioreditor2 - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:20 PM

        Tied for the all-time lead in ROY awards! I hope he comes back for one more year and tries to set the record. THAT, would be the best way to end a stellar career!

    • straightouttavtown - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      And Justin Morneau stole that AL MVP that should had been Jeter’s

      • nbjays - Sep 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM

        Which is fine, because Jeter stole a few Gold Gloves that should have belonged to other shortstops.

    • moogro - Sep 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      .312 career average, .828 OPS, 256 HR….I thought you were going to go on and list more meaningful accomplishments, which there are many. What was all that other stuff there for?

    • gmsingh - Sep 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM

      He’s a lackluster player that people will always say has “great numbers”. He never seems to have any power, and this year he just looked fat. There are HOF guys that can look really good being able to hit singles, but Jeter certainly doesn’t have the hitting skills that a Tony Gwynne or Rod Carew had. Otoh, he does look like a real player, and not PED joke like A-Roid. But I’ll never think of Jeter as anything other than an above average player that managed to play along time. He and Cal Ripken Jr. should share a spot in the Hall together.

  5. ilovekneegrows - Sep 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Time for a legend to walk away. Pretty difficult to dislike Jeter, class act on and off the field. Even gave gift baskets :)

    • dan1111 - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      Hey, I didn’t get one!

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        You have to earn it, cowboy.

  6. roverboy1949 - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Even as a Red Sox fan, I have to say Jeter was great to watch. As much as I would like to see him play next year, I hope he retires if he can’t come back at 110%. He deserves to go out as a star and not someone who stayed too long.

  7. sumerduckman - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    The angels weep, and the Nephilim wait to welcome one of their own.

    • nategearhart - Sep 12, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      I dunno, I bet the Angels, as well as the Twins, Red Sox, A’s, Orioles…are glad to see him go 😛

  8. larjones64 - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    As a lifelong Twins fan I have nothing but disdain for the Bombers; Jeter though has always been a class act, has never done anything to tarnish his or the Yankee’s image publicly and has represented himself as a true pro his entire career. If this is in fact the end of the road for him, my hat is off to you Captain Jeter. You’ve had one helluva run.

  9. phinfan527 - Sep 11, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Can’t wait until the Yankees redesign the AL East. By finishing their new basement!! Give them about 2-3 years when all of the old farts are gone and they can enjoy their new division basement.

    • bigharold - Sep 11, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      “Can’t wait until the Yankees …”

      Been waiting long phin?

      Same old BS, .. Yankees are old broken down and are ready for rebuilding and last place. Yet, even with the record number of injuries this season they are still in the hunt for a playoff spot in mid September. You might be waiting for a long time.

      You keep waiting for the Yankees to finish last, .. I’ll keep waiting for them to win their next World Series. Lets see who gets what they want first.

      • stoutfiles - Sep 11, 2013 at 10:56 PM

        Oh there you are bigharold! Remember this?

        “He’s back! He’ll hit slap singles with a .270 average and play subpar defense. Hooray! What do I get when Jeter finishes at .270 or below for the season?”

        You get to crow about it. But, are you going to eat crow and admit you were wrong if he comes back and hits .316 like last year?”

        Bringing it up again was my crowing. I won’t gloat past that though, because he was much, much worse than I expected. RIP Jeter.

      • bigharold - Sep 12, 2013 at 1:35 AM

        ” Remember this?’ Sure I do.

        “RIP Jeter.”

        It wouldn’t be the first time he was considered done. As I said, 2008 and 2010. Keep predicting it though. Sooner or later you’ll be right.

  10. deep64blue - Sep 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Strange move in September unless they put him on the 60 day version to free up a 40 man roster slot.

  11. Darkoestrada - Sep 11, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I don’t see him going out like this. Don’t put it past him to come back and have one more solid year. Maybe he won’t play in the field too much but I’d be surprised if he doesn’t come back.

    • cackalackyank - Sep 11, 2013 at 8:25 PM

      If he is coming back he had better be accepting the 8 mil on his option, because I do not see anyone giving him more after this debacle. He also better hope the NYY do not buy him out for the 3 mil. Seeing as how we are all frugal and stuff like that now.

      • jwbiii - Sep 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM

        It’s a player option. The Yankees have no choice in the matter.

      • cackalackyank - Sep 11, 2013 at 10:18 PM

        Pretty sure they can buy him out for three mil

      • bigharold - Sep 11, 2013 at 10:25 PM

        Nope, .. it’s Jeter’s option.

  12. cackalackyank - Sep 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    But you have to wonder, given how hard it has been for him to come back from last year’s broken ankle, whether he is physically able to do so. And whether, because of that, he doesn’t contemplate retirement.

    Gee, I have only been saying this since he didn’t make it for opening day.

  13. weaselpuppy - Sep 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Won’t have to hear ” past a diving Jeter” 100 times next year. OK by me.

    Cycle A-Roid out at the same time, lose a couple old broken down war horses that deserve a nice big pasture full of mares and (what do you call centaur females?)

    • nbjays - Sep 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      Pasta Diving Jeter and Pasture Diving A-Rod?

  14. aceshigh11 - Sep 12, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Looks like Jeter had some bad dental surgery based on that photo.

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  16. papichulo55 - Sep 12, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Lackluster? Its great that everybody gets to share their opinions, buts that a little strong, dont you think? Sounds like Jeter broke your heart at some point. Was it The Playoffs or listening to your lady sigh during the postgame interviews?

  17. tcostant - Sep 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Can anyone tell me why they used the DL? Right now rosters are at 40 man as of Sept. 1st and the Yankees are carring 40 men on the roster. Why DL him???

  18. materialman80 - Sep 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    The season was already over for the Yankoffs anyway.

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